Scoping paper – Farm animal visitation system

So far, the European Community pursues 4 objectives in the field on the Animal Health policy to:

‐ Ensure a high level of public health and food safety by minimising the incidence of biological and chemical risks to human

‐ Promote animal health by preventing / reducing the incidence of animal diseases, and in this way, to support farming and the rural economy

‐ Improve economic growth / cohesion / competitiveness assuring free circulation of goods and proportionate animal movements

‐ Promote farming practices and animal welfare which prevent animal health related threats and minimise environmental impacts in support of the EU sustainable development strategy